How to get a driver's license
- First you must obtain a learner’s permit. In order to do so, enroll into a driving school (learning how to drive with a registered school will also help lower insurance rates).
- After enrolling, you will need to go to a Motor Vehicle Center (MVC) to obtain a permit. You must bring two forms of identification (birth certificate, passport, etc.). You will also need your social security card/ proof of number, and proof of address (pay stubs, mail with your name and address on it).
- If under the age of 18, you must have your parents/guardian consent.
- While at the MVC, you will buy a $10 permit.
- There are two tests you have to pass prior to receiving your learner’s permit.
- The first test is the vision test. You must score at least a 20/50 (use glasses/contacts if needed).
- The second test is the knowledge test. This test consists of 50 questions on traffic laws. In order to pass you must score at least 40/50. To pass this test, study the NJ driver’s manual: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/about/manuals.htm
- If you have obtained a blue card from high school after passing the knowledge test from Driver’s Education, bring this with you instead.
- Once your permit is validated, you will be scheduled for a driver’s test 6 months from the date.
- At the MVC you will purchase two red decals to put on the top left corner of your license plate in the front and back of your car. These will cost $4.
- Now, you will begin your supervised 6 hours of driving. These 6 hours can be done with your driving instructor from the driving school that you have enrolled in.
- After your supervised driving, take your road test at the date and time given to you from the MVC after the validation of your permit.
For more information, visit https://driving-tests.org/new-jersey/drivers-license-guide/